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Pteromylaeus bovinus

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lexID:
4718 
AphiaID:
105861 
Scientific:
Pteromylaeus bovinus 
German:
Gestreifter Adlerrochen, Kuhrochen , Entenschnabel-Adlerrochen 
English:
Bull Ray 
Category:
Razze 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Elasmobranchii (Class) > Myliobatiformes (Order) > Myliobatidae (Family) > Pteromylaeus (Genus) > bovinus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, ), 1817 
Occurrence:
Sierra Leone, Northern Africa, Cameroon, Ghana, Portugal, Benin, Madeira, Togo, Senegal, Nigeria, the Canary Islands, Mozambique, the Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Morocco, Straße von Gibralta, Tansania, São Tomé e Principé, Namibia, Congo, Africa occidentale, Angola, Atlantico orientale, Capo Verde, Egitto, Mediterraneo, Oceano Indiano, Spagna, Sudafrica 
Size:
150 cm - 250 cm 
Temperature:
18°C - 22°C 
Food:
Predatory, Sponges, Cozze e vongloe, Crostacei, Granchi, Granchi edibili, Paguri, Piccoli pesci, Polpa di gambero, Seppie 
Difficulty:
Non adatto agli acquari! 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-10-11 22:56:52 

Husbandry

(Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1817)

Distribution
Eastern Atlantic: Portugal and Morocco to Angola, including the Mediterranean, Madeira and the Canary Islands; then from Saldanha Bay to Natal (South Africa) and southern Mozambique

Short description
Long, flat, rounded snout like a duck's bill; head thick and pectoral disc with sharply curved, angular corners; upper or lower jaw; usually with 7 rows of flat teeth.
Light brown with several pale blue-grey stripes (may be absent) dorsally, white ventrally.

Biology
Found in coastal tropical and warm temperate waters, occasionally offshore.
Sometimes found in small groups.
Feed on bottom-living crustaceans and mollusks. Ovoviviparous, aplacental.
Prized angling fish, often released.
Flesh highly esteemed.

Synonymised taxa:
Aetomylaeus huletti Smith, 1961
Myliobates episcopus Valenciennes, 1844
Myliobatis bonaparti Duméril, 1865
Myliobatis bovina Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1817

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